Gillem, Denny (Interview outline and video, 2 of 2), 2011

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Gillem, Denny (Interview outline and video, 2 of 2), 2011

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This interview replaces the missing portion from his original interview in 2004, and primarily covers the period between the end of his first tour in Vietnam in late 1966 to the end of his second tour in 1968. During this period, Gillem was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as a rifle company commander. He and his brigade were sent to Detroit in the summer of 1967 in response to the race riots there, and soon afterward received orders for Vietnam. They arrived late in the year and were initially based at Cu Chi, but went up to the area north of Hue just before the Tet Offensive started in 1968, and participated in the American counterattacks and recapture of Hue, and in followup campaigns in the I Corps sector. Gillem was reassigned to division headquarters after about four months in Vietnam, and spent the rest of his tour with the division's operations (G-3) section.

Date

2011-05-27

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)
Kentwood Historic Preservation Commission (Kentwood, Mich.)
WKTV
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

GillemD1198V2

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application/pdf
video/mp4

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Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Gillem, Denny, “Gillem, Denny (Interview outline and video, 2 of 2), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed August 3, 2020, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28914.
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